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    News - HP launches webOS 2.0 and the Palm Pre 2

    The first launches since HP acquired Palm and the OS, rather than the handset, is the big news.
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    Re: News - HP launches webOS 2.0 and the Palm Pre 2

    Exceptionally low res screen for a modern smartphone

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    Re: News - HP launches webOS 2.0 and the Palm Pre 2

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    Exceptionally low res screen for a modern smartphone
    Iphone 3GS is same pixels at 3.5", so is technically lower quality. It's a small screen but not *that* low a resolution. Smaller screen might give better battery life too. So some people mike like this in preference to the big 4" screens on some recent Android models.

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    Re: News - HP launches webOS 2.0 and the Palm Pre 2

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    Exceptionally low res screen for a modern smartphone
    Same as my HTC Magic which is *very* usable (IMNSHO, of course). It won't be ideal for web browsing, but for most other smart phone activities it'll be ample.

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    Re: News - HP launches webOS 2.0 and the Palm Pre 2

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Same as my HTC Magic which is *very* usable (IMNSHO, of course). It won't be ideal for web browsing, but for most other smart phone activities it'll be ample.
    The Magic is an ancient device though. This isn't out yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Parker View Post
    Iphone 3GS is same pixels at 3.5", so is technically lower quality. It's a small screen but not *that* low a resolution. Smaller screen might give better battery life too. So some people mike like this in preference to the big 4" screens on some recent Android models.
    I'll believe it when I see it - battery life is already awful on the original Pre, so I doubt giving it a faster CPU and the same display will do much for battery life.

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    Re: News - HP launches webOS 2.0 and the Palm Pre 2

    the CPU is double the frequency but aparentyl uses less power than the original. also WebOS2.0 should have improvements galore.

    and 3.1" screen with 320x480 is perfect. i use one, never had a problem with webpages, games, anything i do.

    and as mentioned, the 3GS screen is bigger with the same res.

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    Re: News - HP launches webOS 2.0 and the Palm Pre 2

    Quote Originally Posted by shaffaaf27 View Post
    the CPU is double the frequency but aparentyl uses less power than the original. also WebOS2.0 should have improvements galore.

    and 3.1" screen with 320x480 is perfect. i use one, never had a problem with webpages, games, anything i do.

    and as mentioned, the 3GS screen is bigger with the same res.
    Great if it works for you - from my point of view, I notice that on my iPod Touch (same res as 3gs) I can't make the text as small as I would like (to fit more on a page) without it losing readability because of low res. Less of a problem with a smaller screen, sure, but still not for me

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    Re: News - HP launches webOS 2.0 and the Palm Pre 2

    oh yeah that is a problme, though not too bad, depends on the site for me. Though a retina display res, at 3.1 inches would be sexy!

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